Hi ppl... I've been shooting for a few months now with a 40D and I am currently considering buying a 285HV. Reasons for buying it would be because its cheap. i personally dun really use or need flash much but when i actually do (like indoors gatherings/events), the in built flash is better than nothing..
Im also quite keen on exploring some studio or staged shooting so a cheap flash would be handy. And I refuse to pay for any of the ttl flashes because Im certain I will not use flash so often to justify the cost.
My problem is that i have no idea how a manual flash works at all. I have zero exp with flash other than the in build one. And i shoot in aperture priority almost all the time so im wondering how does a manual flash work with a camera in non-manual mode. Must I use manual mode to shoot? Or is there some auto setting on the flash itself?? Or am I better off just using the inbuilt flash for indoor snapshots?? Thanks =]